Opera Neo: Idomeneo

Opera Neo: Idomeneo

Palisades Amphitheater (map)

Singing the Title Role in Idomeneo (Mozart) - August 10 & 11 @ 8pm

This classical masterpiece features some of Mozart's most visceral and evocative music, and this new production by Peter Kozma will place the opera in a modern context, dealing with issues of gun violence, xenophobia, culpability, love, and sacrifice.

Idomeneo - Dane Suarez
Ilia - Sara Womble
Idamante - Stephanie Doche
Elettra - Sydney Anderson
Arbace - Omar Najmi
High Priest - Blair Remmers
Voice of Neptune - Jason Zacher

Conductor/Director - Peter Kozma

Pacific Opera Project: Carmen

Pacific Opera Project: Carmen

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre (map)

Singing Don José in Carmen (Bizet)

POP returns to the newly renovated Ford Amphitheatre for a thrilling production of Carmen! Following the tremendous success of Abduction from the Seraglio in 2016, POP will once again join forces with The Ford Theatres to put on an amazing, outdoor production for POP's largest audience yet!

Carmen - Nora Graham-Smith
Don José - Dane Suarez
Escamillo - Babatunde Akinboboye
Micaëla - Aubrey Scarr
Zuniga - Derrell Acon
Moralès - Luvi Avendano
Frasquita - Katherine Powers
Mercédès - Maria Dominique Lopez
Le Remendado - William Grundler
Le Dancaïre - Joel Balzun

Opera San José: Pagliacci

Opera San José: Pagliacci

The California Theatre (map)

Singing Canio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): November 14m
Covering Canio: November 17, 18m, 20, 25m, 30, December 2m

The saga of a jilted lover and a jealous husband, Pagliacci tells the tale of Canio, the leader of a traveling commedia dell’arte troupe. Canio is the clown who must laugh, and make others laugh, while masking his grief after learning that his wife Nedda has betrayed him with another man. In the end, art meets tragedy in a rage of passion and jealousy.

Pacific Opera Project: La bohème - AKA "The Hipsters"

Pacific Opera Project: La bohème - AKA "The Hipsters"

The Ebell Club of Highland Park (map)

Reprising the role of Rodolfo in La bohème (Puccini): Dec. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

Likely the most important production in POP history, La bohème gave POP their brand (and mascot.)  The hipsters will return to the Ebell Club for eight performances in the 4th revival of Artistic Director Josh Shaw's production.

Dane will be singing opposite his fiancée, soprano Kerriann Otaño in her role debut as Mimì.

Opera San José: Moby-Dick

Opera San José: Moby-Dick

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Singing Greenhorn in Moby-Dick (Heggie/Scheer): February 6m
Covering Greenhorn: February 9, 10m, 14, 17m, 22, 24m

COMPANY PREMIERE! Moby-Dick is an opera based on the classic novel by Herman Melville. Set in 1820, it tells the story of Captain Ahab of the whaleship Pequod, who after losing one of his legs to a frightening white whale, becomes obsessed with finding and destroying the creature at any cost. Only one crew member, first mate Starbuck, realizes the deadly implications of Ahab’s obsession and the risks to the ship’s crew. Since its 2010 debut at the Dallas Opera, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s opera adaption of Melville’s classic novel has captivated audiences with its inventive storytelling, spectacular music, sets and visual effects. Performances conducted by Music Director and Principal Conductor Joseph Marcheso; Kristine McIntyre serves as Stage Director.

Opera San José: Madama Butterfly

Opera San José: Madama Butterfly

The California Theatre (map)

Singing Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Puccini): April 13, 14m, 18, 21m, 26, 28m

This is Puccini’s heartbreaking love story of betrayal about an American naval officer who marries a young Japanese girl out of convenience only to leave her as she faithfully awaits his return. Set in 1890’s Japan, this is Puccini’s devastating saga of devotion, tradition, and sacrifice, and one of the most beloved operas of all time. Brad Dalton returns as Stage Director; Joseph Marcheso conducts.